5 facts about Dental Implants

January 10, 2019

 

 

  • Ancient dental implants have been traced back to around 600 AD, when tooth-like pieces of shell were hammered into the jaw of a Mayan woman.

  • Dental implants are the only dental restoration option that preserves natural bone, actually helping to stimulate bone growth.

  • In 1951, a small group of dentists who were successfully placing dental implants formed the AAID – American Academy of Implant Dentistry – to share their knowledge on the practice of implantology. AAID is the first professional organization in the world dedicated to advancing implant dentistry.

  • In 1952, Swedish orthopedic surgeon P.I. Branemark discovered that titanium naturally fuses with bone, eventually switching his research focus to the mouth from the knee and hip.

  • 3 million people in the United States have implants, a number that is growing by 500,000 annually.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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